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    Default Can't install opensuse 11.4

    Help guys,
    everytime i try to install,i always got stuck at same point,here the snapshot pic.
    http://www.mediafire.com/i/?30r93paop28mzun

    at this point,its freeze forever. install it on virtualbox work just fine. redownload the iso and burned it still didn't solve my problem.

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    Default Re: Can't install opensuse 11.4

    On 05/18/2011 12:06 PM, max9 wrote:
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    > http://www.mediafire.com/i/?30r93paop28mzun


    that pic shows me you are (i think) running a live KDE CD and have
    clicked on the "install" icon...

    instead, boot from the CD and then arrow down to the "Check
    Installatiopn Media" option, and wait the few minutes it takes to make
    sure you have a perfect install disk...and _any_ error during that check
    is FAR too many...make sure you have a perfect disk before you then
    select "Installation" from that first start up screen..

    if none of that helps, write again and this time tell us more about your
    hardware, disks and their layouts (RAID, LVM, reiser, any of them on a
    USB wire, etc??)....and, are there other operating systems already on
    any of them?

    would any of those OSs be one using grub2?

    re-downloading and re-burning is a _waste_ of time if you have not
    already checked the previously downloaded iso with (for example) md5sum,
    or the burned disk with the too easy and convenient "Check Installation
    Media" option..

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    Default Re: Can't install opensuse 11.4

    This may be down to your bios having virus protection that prevents anything writing to the boot sector while it's enabled.

    It would also be worth checking where the installer is trying to locate the boot files. This is set up under partitioning. This means identifying the discs via the bios and seeing that the partitioning makes sense. Some times installs do not identify the 1st disc in your bioses boot order as well. Depends on what has been installed before.

    From memory the next step in the install is a reboot to the hard disc which can be a little confusing on opensuse. Some distro's tell the user to remove the installation disc. With suse it can be left in but use the boot from hard drive option when it fires up.

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    Default Re: Can't install opensuse 11.4

    Thanks for quick reply guys,

    yes DenverD, i'm using live KDE (32bit) cd.

    my system are
    AMD athlon x2 6000+
    3Gb RAM DDR2
    1 DVD
    2 Harddrive :
    80GB
    --> windows 7 sp1
    --> partition for files
    360GB
    --> system reserved (created by windows intaller)
    --> windows 7 (x64)
    --> openSuse (it was ubuntu,deleted)
    --> partition for files
    --> partition for files
    --> partition for files
    --> truecrypt hidden volume

    see here for my hdd layout pic.
    http://www.mediafire.com/i/?091bqhf68d10cjb

    * checked my ISO md5 and it show same exact value.
    * use "check installatin media" show no problems.
    * directly choose option to install rather than using live cd doesn't work too.
    * disconnect one of my drive still doesnt work.
    * installing grub on other MBR and bootsector no result.
    * even installing without grub is still freeze too !?.

    ajohnw, before trying intalling openSuse, i was succesfull intalling ubuntu 11.04 without problem at all. so i think my BIOS wont that far interfere opensuse intaller. but i'll take your advice and try to explorer my BIOS setup later whether there some option to this "virus protection".

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    Default Re: Can't install opensuse 11.4

    On 05/18/2011 05:36 PM, max9 wrote:
    > see here for my hdd layout pic.
    > http://www.mediafire.com/i/?091bqhf68d10cjb


    is/was it your intention to devote the entire 4.993GB to linux?

    or, was it your intention to use that 3rd partition on the second drive
    as the root, and then use some of those ntfs partitions for /home

    or what was/is your intention?

    well, imo you are just wasting your time if can't give root 10GB, home
    20 and swap about 2..

    and, i can't imagine a reason to plan to use an ntfs partition for
    anything..

    you can hang out and see if others here have a different view, and you
    might be well advised to do some reading, here:

    1.
    http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...sta-guide.html

    2. http://en.opensuse.org/SDBartitioning

    3. and the Filesystem, Partitions & Booting sections here:
    http://opensuse.swerdna.org/

    i say that because i have a sneaky suspicion that you gonna need to do
    some manual partitioning and formatting with parted (read the first cite
    closely)

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    Default Re: Can't install opensuse 11.4

    If you are having problems and just trying linux distro's there is another way which you will probably find easier especially as it's going to be difficult to help you sort out any partitioning problems.

    I haven't used this for some time but it's an excellent package see

    Downloads - VirtualBox

    You will also want the extensions which are free for personal use and give access to the usb ports. This is installed under windoze and then you can install as many distro's as you want with it. Basically it installs other operating systems in a flat file that can be as large as you like. I have used it a lot in the past. In fact I used another similar package called vmware under windoze when I first started using linux. In the not too distant future I will be using it to run windoze on my system as there are a couple of things that I can only do that way.

    If there are any problems with this approach because of qt4 and kde I hope some one will chime in.

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    Default Re: Can't install opensuse 11.4

    Yes DenverD, it was my attention to use 4,933 GB (it suppose to be 5 GB,but system always reckon this size) to linux only,the rest all my personal files should be go under other partition (NTFS) ,'cause if dedicate a lot space for ext4 for both linux and personal files, i can't access them via windows, as no ext4 driver for windows that work smoothly at this time. and the reason there no swap partition,because i think 3 GB of my RAM is safe enough. in fact, like i said before, i have done installed ubuntu 11.04 at this same partition and no swap but no problem at all, work perfectly. then i deleted the entire ubuntu partition before installing opensuse, and manually create it at opensuse intaller.

    ajohnw, i don't like installing on virtuall environment,cause i will not get pure power as my windows 7 is heavy enough with all background program such as antivirus,firewall and any other service,so i rather install it on "real".

    oh and i just found another worse symptoms,
    after setting up all the need to install opensuse, and at the "installation settings" windows ,if i choose to 'Change' --> 'Booting...' , then 'edit' one of the GRUB entry, i got freeze too at next windows,leaving two unfilled value, that is VGA Mode and Optional Kernel Command Parameter. i'm confirm this on virtual box work just fine with all value filled ,but at my "real installation", this lead me to crash with other two unfilled.

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    Default Re: Can't install opensuse 11.4

    oh, related to what i wrote just before, i forgot the snapshot,so here it is. it's (too) always freeze at this point.
    snapshot2.png

    Quote Originally Posted by ajohnw View Post
    This may be down to your bios having virus protection that prevents anything writing to the boot sector while it's enabled.
    looks like my BIOS doesnt have such option, i cant find it on my setup.

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    Default Re: Can't install opensuse 11.4

    It seem almost a waste of time trying to install in such a small partition. All that space and you can't make a proper Linux install?

    I would like to see

    Code:
    fdisk -l
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    Default Re: Can't install opensuse 11.4

    On 05/19/2011 08:06 AM, caf4926 wrote:
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    > It seem almost a waste of time trying to install in such a small
    > partition.


    agree except strike the word "almost".

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